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New York Times, Monday, February 2, 1981

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1981, The New York TimesNo. 11,409
Across
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These are attached to femurs : HIPS
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"___ of snow-white horses" : ATEAM
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Chooses : OPTS
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Draft status : ONEA
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Irish port, for short : DERRY
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British antitank gun : PIAT
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Predictors on Feb. 2 : GROUNDHOGS
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Make goo-goo eyes : OGLE
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Non-Mormons, to Mormons : GENTILES
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Butt : TARGET
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Robert ___ of the C.S.A. : ELEE
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Cheerful little earful : DITTY
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"___ nous le déluge" : APRES
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Weatherman's unit of pressure : MICROBAR
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Pleased expressions : GRINS
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___ Peninsula : SINAI
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Long's longtime follower : AGO
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Balcony section : LOGE
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Kind of colony : PENAL
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Parts of TV sets : SCRS
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"Unaccustomed ___ am ... " : ASI
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Aussie tennis star : LAVER
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___ Peak : PIKES
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False teeth : DENTURES
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Billiard stroke : MASSE
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Actor Alan from N.Y.C. : ARKIN
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Flue coating : SOOT
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Homes of some braves : TEPEES
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"Man ___ fruit, but I must climb the tree": G. Herbert : STOLETHE
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Bitter herb : ALOE
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One ill at ease in fine clothes : HOGINARMOR
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A Chase : ILKA
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A Lauder : ESTEE
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A Turner : LANA
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Kentish freedman : LAET
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Impertinent : SASSY
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Chemical suffixes : YNES
Down
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Scottish poet: 1770-1835 : HOGG
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Dictator's phrase : INRE
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Hacienda hand : PEON
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Table wine : SAUTERNE
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Confounds or confuses : ADDLES
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Giggle : TEHEE
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God of love : EROS
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S.A. country : ARG
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Like William Blake's style : MYSTICAL
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Portuguese seaport : OPORTO
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Hauls truck trailers on freight cars : PIGGYBACKS
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Hawthorne creation : TALE
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Galley word : STET
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McKinley's birthplace in Ohio : NILES
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Longfellow's "The Bell of ___" : ATRI
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Money in Baghdad : DINAR
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End of a Stein line : AROSE
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Item for a reckless buyer : PIGINAPOKE
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Colorado School of ___ : MINES
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Jibe : AGREE
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First female director of U.S. Mint : ROSS
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Antithesis of sad : GLAD
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Dicer's natural : SEVEN
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Counties in La. : PARISHES
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Affectionate : SISTERLY
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Paul's friend : LUKE
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City SSW of Kansas City : PAOLA
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Frost's "___ My Window" : TREEAT
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Cardinal of Detroit fame : MOONEY
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Swine's confines : STIES
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Word after pig : TAIL
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Poet ___ Wheeler Wilcox : ELLA
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Cpls. bosses : SGTS
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Counterfeiter catcher : TMAN
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Use a whetstone : HONE
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Christian and Caesarean : ERAS
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Explorer Johnson : OSA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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